Big River First Nation hit-and-run suspect sees bail hearing delayed

Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Prince Albert. Herald File Photo

A bail hearing was delayed for a man charged with a hit and run that sent a young girl to hospital.

Colt Morin is facing a long list of charges, including impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop at the scene of an accident and three counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

Four other young people were hurt in the incident on Big River First Nation, when a car ploughed into them on the evening of April 9. Morin, the suspected driver, allegedly left the scene of the accident. RCMP reported that the young girl was seriously injured and airlifted to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.

Friday at Prince Albert’s provincial court, Morin’s lawyer, Mary McAuley, asked for an adjournment. She complained that she hadn’t received proper disclosure from the Crown, and criticized what she saw as an incomplete electronic monitoring report.

“I cant run a bail hearing without all the information before the court,” she said.

The report had apparently recommended against releasing her client.

The judge ordered a new report and set a bail hearing date for May 3rd. She noted that Morin is facing charges for a separate incident, including break and enter and aggravated assault.

“He is in serious trouble,” the judge said.